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Lady Rams take down Tongue River

Lady Rams take down Tongue River

BIG HORN — Despite a massive improvement, the Tongue River Lady Eagles volleyball team still remained a half step behind its cross-county rival Big Horn Friday night as the Lady Rams came out on top in a 3-0 sweep. This is the second time the Lady Rams have beaten Tongue River this year. However, unlike… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Oct. 15, 2016

SHS volleyball falls to top-ranked East SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School volleyball had an uphill battle Friday against the state’s top-ranked Cheyenne East Lady Thunderbirds. East defeated Sheridan in straight sets (25-14, 25-14, 25-19). The loss drops Sheridan to 15-14 overall and 3-5 in the 4A East Conference. The Lady Broncs will take on Cheyenne… Continue Reading

Confidence drops in SC’s loss to 18th-ranked Trappers

Confidence drops in SC’s loss to 18th-ranked Trappers

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team showed glimpses of its ability Thursday, but at the end of the day, the Northwest College Trappers were too much to handle in a three-set sweep (25-19, 25-16, 25-19). Timid was the word SC head coach Jennifer Stadler used to describe the way her team has been playing,… Continue Reading

Eagles, Pine Bluffs nearly identical on the gridiron

Eagles, Pine Bluffs nearly identical on the gridiron

DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles might as well be looking in the mirror when they step on the field Friday night. Two heavyweights in the 1A East Conference, Tongue River (5-1, 3-0 in 2A East) and the Pine Bluffs Hornets (5-1, 2-1), will square off in a high-stakes game that could have major playoff… Continue Reading

Big Horn sets eyes on Moorcroft

BIG HORN — There’s not too much you can take away from a 53-8 victory. That’s one of the wonderful problems that the Big Horn football team ran into this week at practice. After its beat down of the Thermopolis Bobcats Friday, when the Rams put 47 points on the board in the first half,… Continue Reading

Column: Sheridan County football shake up

If you haven’t noticed, this has been quite the season for high school football in Sheridan County. Last season could have been considered the best in the county’s history, and this year is giving it a run for its money. Right now, the Sheridan Broncs, Big Horn Rams and Tongue River Eagles have just one… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs sweep two conference matches

Lady Broncs sweep two conference matches

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School volleyball team bounced back from a tough tournament in Montana for two conference wins over the weekend in the team’s final home matches of the season. The Lady Broncs went just 1-3 against some of Montana’s top teams at the Border War last week but closed out the tournament… Continue Reading

SC rodeo remains top 3 in region

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team is sitting pretty in the Central Rocky Mountain Region standings with just one rodeo left in the fall half of the season. The Generals had a little trouble over the weekend at the Central Wyoming College rodeo, but the SC men still sit atop the region, and the… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Oct. 10, 2016

Lady Broncs third at Gillette Invite SHERIDAN — It was another weekend where the Sheridan High School girls swim team battled it out with the state’s best at the Gillette Invite. Sheridan was once again chasing the state’s top two teams, Gillette and Laramie. The Lady Broncs took third with 372 points. Gillette (532 points)… Continue Reading

Tongue River football clinches playoff spot

 DAYTON — Tongue River football is on its way to the postseason. After winning its third conference game, Tongue River sealed a spot in the state playoffs Friday night with a 49-6 blowout of the Wright Panthers. The Eagles are 5-1 overall, and 3-0 in East Conference play. There was no room for the Panthers… Continue Reading

Local runners lead the pack in Tongue River

DAYTON — On a day with perfect conditions for running, local cross-country teams ran well again Saturday at the Tongue River-hosted IXL Invitational. Sheridan cross-country dominated. The Lady Broncs had a big day at the 5,000-meter run, taking several of the top spots. Emma Whiteman led Sheridan with a third-place finish of 21 minutes, 41.10… Continue Reading

Despite penalties, Broncs beat Central 45-10

Despite penalties, Broncs beat Central 45-10

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs responded to last week’s gut-wrenching loss with a 45-10 blowout win over Cheyenne Central Friday, but there were a couple of red flags for head coach Don Julian. Actually, there were yellow flags. Penalties have been an issue for the Broncs (6-1) in a number of games this season, but… Continue Reading

SHS swimming tops Riverton, Cody in dual

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School girls swimming team continued its streak of solid performances Friday with wins over Riverton and Cody in a dual meet at Sheridan Junior High School. The Lady Broncs earned 123 points to Riverton’s 44 and 122 points to Cody’s 43. The Sheridan girls earned first-place finishes in nearly every… Continue Reading

Big Horn routs Thermopolis

Big Horn routs Thermopolis

BIG HORN — Fifty seconds. That’s all it took for the Big Horn Rams to grab the lead against the Thermopolis Bobcats Friday night. They went on to control the remaining 2,830 seconds of the game. The Rams obliterated the Thermopolis Bobcats 53-8 during Big Horn’s homecoming game and senior night. Head coach Mike McGuire didn’t have… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Oct. 8, 2016

Lady Generals earn 2-1 win over Western Nebraska SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals earned a 2-1 win over Western Nebraska on Friday. Coach Mallery Marshall said her team came out and attacked, scoring the first goal — a header from Sidney Burrell — within the first six minutes of the game. The second… Continue Reading

Harvest Moon doubles tournament to benefit SHS tennis programs

Harvest Moon doubles tournament to benefit SHS tennis programs

SHERIDAN — This fall marks the seventh straight year Sheridan High School will host the Harvest Moon Classic doubles tennis tournament. The tournament benefits the SHS tennis programs. The tournament randomly pairs one adult player with one student player to create each doubles team. There will be two divisions: Division A for more experienced players… Continue Reading

Pickleball fundraiser for Schreibeis family next week

Pickleball fundraiser for Schreibeis family next week

SHERIDAN — The Thorne-Rider tennis facility will be jumping with pickleball players next week during a fundraiser tournament. Players are invited to participate in the tournament to benefit Stacy Schreibeis. There is no entry fee for the tournament, but any and all donations from the event go to Schreibeis. Schreibeis was injured in a horse… Continue Reading

Broncs focused on closing gap atop 4A standings

Broncs focused on closing gap atop 4A standings

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs (5-1) have been here before. A 5-0 start followed by a loss to Gillette. In fact, that’s been the case for the Broncs for four straight seasons. The previous three seasons, though, Sheridan has responded with blowout wins the week immediately following the loss, and that’s what the Broncs will… Continue Reading

Following loss, Rams working on themselves

Following loss, Rams working on themselves

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Rams (4-1) will take to the field Friday to square off against the Thermopolis Bobcats (1-4). But before they hit the gridiron, the Rams have to get past what may be a tougher opponent — the one in the mirror. “This week, our focus is on Big Horn,” Big… Continue Reading

Generals on the defensive in first ever night games at SC

Generals on the defensive in first ever night games at SC

SHERIDAN — The lights were on, but nobody was home for Sheridan College’s soccer teams Tuesday, at least not on the scoreboard. The Generals and Lady Generals both lost to Snow College in the first night games in school history. Eight portable lights teetered in the brisk wind as they surrounded Maier Field Tuesday night.… Continue Reading

Eagles look to carry momentum into Wright

Eagles look to carry momentum into Wright

DAYTON — Tongue River football (4-1) had one of its best games to date last week when it whipped Lusk 40-0, and the Eagles will look to carry that momentum into Friday’s game against the Wright Panthers (3-2). Wright made the move to 1A 11-man football this season due to diminishing enrollment, and the team… Continue Reading

The Ryder Cup spectacle

Nearly a month ago, I wrote about some unwritten rules in sports that bothered me, one being uptight, traditionalist golfers. If you watched the Ryder Cup over the weekend — and I hope you did — you got a glimpse of how golf could and should be. It was a bit odd, and I’ll admit… Continue Reading

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